Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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February 24th, 2015

“‘Notorious molester’ at Knox Grammar School had memorial erected in his honour with inscription ‘He touched us all’” thenewdaily.com.au/news/2015/02/2…

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Back at @bunjaree, wrangling the dinosaurs.

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Tilt (NSW) is a delightful boy - a sticky beak and a love sponge <3 He’s ready.

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An evil part of me wants to take the captions people put on those greyhound rescue tweets and match them with photos of kindergarten kids.

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I should go to Dubbo some time.

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I suppose I should log in to LinkedIn again some year soon. I’m sure there’s a reason why I should bother.

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SimonSwears Wonderful donkey

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@timpoliti @MikeCarlton01 I can’t think of a response I could type before 9.30pm.

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GreenJ all cats are grey.

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@timpoliti @MikeCarlton01 “Soapy the Ankle QC”. Show some respect.

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@ApostrophePong @johnb78 @juhasaarinen @dobes Yep. It’s Tamil. @Raaka_elgupo has given us a translation, but we don’t know the context.

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Well, really, it IS JetStar.

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JohnJohnsonson THE JETSTAR SOCIAL MEDIA PERSON’S ENTIRE JOB IS TWEETING APOLOGIES TO PEOPLE LOLOLOLOL pic.twitter.com/SfNcbDGn9W

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@Raaka_elgupo @johnb78 @juhasaarinen @dobes @ApostrophePong Thank you for your thoughts on this. I appreciate you taking the time.

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@murpharoo @mpbowers There is clearly something very wrong going down there in Canberra, and I choose not to know anything further.

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@Raaka_elgupo @johnb78 @juhasaarinen @dobes @ApostrophePong Well now I am just intrigued. The context of this message, well, I’ve no idea.

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@Raaka_elgupo @juhasaarinen @dobes @ApostrophePong Excellent, thank you. Now for the tricky part. WTF is it referring to?

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daudig Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with how to bail out of a B-17 bomber goo.gl/eXQT4Q pic.twitter.com/xTiYgKc8Nk

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@murpharoo @mpbowers Oh I know, yes, the original reverse ferret. But thank you for using it today, I meant.

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RT @murpharoo: Gillian Triggs reverses the ferret. How the day unfolded on Politics Live gu.com/p/464vx/stw @mpbowers [Great line, KM.]

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@duncanriley @chriscorneschi @dobes I was thinking Burmese too, and I’ve seen @ApostrophePong fake a translation of that.

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“Tony Abbott’s ‘death cult’ act is already wearing thin”, writes @JustinianNews theguardian.com/commentisfree/…

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RT @chriscorneschi: @stilgherrian @dobes @ApostrophePong Looks like Tamil. [Ah. Yes. I think you’re right.]

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Shoddy tweetage was shoddy.

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And yes, @ApostrophePong @dobes, I do know that’s not Thai but Khmer, isn’t it? Which you also know?

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RT @dobes: My pick for weirdest tweet of the day goes to this piece of art. pic.twitter.com/eaVGxHR6VC [Gosh. @ApostrophePong, can translate?]

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Unhinged Wingnuttery as a Service.

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@dobes @NewtonMark We have a spare jerry can of petrol at @bunjaree at the moment. Where should I send it?

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danielnazer We need a backdoor at least *this* big … arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20… pic.twitter.com/CzIQKYY7E0

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In which @joshgnosis documents how Soapy ignored everyone in the copyright debate except Big Copyright (who donate). zdnet.com/article/brandi…

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djmer1 That reminds me, my toilet cistern is leaking too.

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MT @glengyron: Tone needs to punch Gillian Triggs if he wants to win the election. Go for it Tone! [Yep, clearly the only option.]

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“Brandis or Triggs must go (and it shouldn’t be her)”, writes @marquelawyers’ Michael Bradley. abc.net.au/news/2015-02-2…

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@katska No, I was talking to the producer or killed the call by then. That’s a delicious irony.

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@NewsTalk2UE My pleasure. It’s a fascinating story. I should pop in for a coffee some day.

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@dobes Orm on the other hand, “Baneland is forever.”

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And the spot on @NewsTalk2UE is done. I’ll post the audio later up.

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On hold with @NewsTalk2UE to talk about the Gemalto SIM card hack thing. You may listen at 2ue.com.au, if you’re good.

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RT @dobes: Proposal: Everywhere west of Annandale is now referred to as Baneland, and treated as such. [I speak to you from Upper Baneland.]

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@jon_lawrence Attached is a graphic illustrating how much I care about this:

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So have we seen Tony Abbott’s citizenship certificate yet?

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RT @phbarratt: This looks a bit ominous. pic.twitter.com/Uc1cKOqj87 [Yes. Yes, it does.]

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Self-trolling is the best* kind of trolling.

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@brisvegas1 Uhuh. Thanks. I did spend the last minute doing just that.

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@dain_ger Would you believe I just spend a minute wondering why I couldn’t see my tweet and wondering if it had failed to send?

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I suppose I should mention again that I mute the hashtag. So tagging it onto your replies to me guarantees I won’t see it.

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Email subject: “Edit Office files in your Dropbox on mobile.” Translation: “Your life no longer has meaning. You are part of the machine.”

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“Liberals with outdated talking points miss Gillian Triggs’s bombshell”, writes @lenoretaylor theguardian.com/australia-news…

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MarkDiStef Spoke to @WoefulAuspol about his favorite ridiculous auspol meme… he said it was this one. Yeppic.twitter.com/zaBsqERRx4x4

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@purserj @yinettesys Look, I’m not medically qualified, so I really couldn’t say.

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@ChiyaManga He made it, apparently. I can see him being quoted by political journalists.

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@yinettesys Yes, I was concerned. When I met him, before he was a Senator, he was quite sharp and could recall many interesting things.

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So Senator Sinodinos could recall that he was scheduled to be in Estimates today. Excellent work.

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RT @dobes: @jonoabroad @stilgherrian reckon it is more like this: twitter.com/andycam_/statu… [Yep, this is Senate Estimates in one frame.]

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Apparently I am talking about the Gemalto SIM card thing on @NewsTalk2UE at 1715 AEDT. Listen at 2ue.com.au

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R_Chirgwin Like Uber, but for drop bears.

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coopesdetat A koala doesn’t need a driver’s licence, he has all the appropriate koalafications *canned laughter*

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TomElliott3AW Have you ever found a sitting in your car? Geelong man Michael Box came home to this bit.ly/1vu2mdk pic.twitter.com/oRkp68HqEU

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RT @dobes: BREAK TIME!!! [PLEASE BE HAND OUT THE KETAMINE.]

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RT @BundyB: @stilgherrian You’d look good in blue. [Fortuitously, I am wearing blue underpants today. Snapchat follows.]

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Curiouser and curiouser.

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RT @ClintonDucas: Before using the word ‘impact’, consider whether ‘affect’ might be a better choice. [Or just kill yourself.]

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RT @BundyB: @stilgherrian Are you Alice Liddell now? [I believe so, yes.]

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What a curious afternoon.

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@timpoliti Or just sell my body for money. That could work.

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@timpoliti Well, I’ll see how things look on the weekend. My schedule has been chaos this week.

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@derekbradley Yes. You shut up, because we’ll all get too depressed.

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Transcript is now up for @amworldtodaypm’s story in the Gemalto SIM card thing. abc.net.au/worldtoday/con…

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The thing I’m learning from Senate Estimates today is to never talk with any of these arseholes without a witness and an audio recorder.

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@ssharwood They must resent having to do that.

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@derekbradley I keep thinking that it’s silly to try to interpret any of these events in isolation. It’s all part of an industrial process.

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@derekbradley And… the 1.8 million Indonesian SIM card codes that ASD is supposed to have “obtained” the other year. ;)

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Here’s @amworldtodaypm’s report on the Gemalto SIM card thing. Warning: Contains bits of me. abc.net.au/worldtoday/con…

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James_Jeffrey The beautiful juxtaposition that is Warren Truss talking about high-speed anything.

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@derekbradley Well our boys and girls are in theory prohibited from economic and corporate espionage. The Chinese, less so.

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@mephiztopheleze @scott_thewspot Well, this is national SIGINT agencies, in the AU context ASD not ASIO. Different laws apply.

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@derekbradley 2. If NSA/GCHQ did tis are were not detected, then perhaps other nations’ intelligence agencies have done the same. To us.

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@derekbradley 1. Add in automation, and it changes the balance of power significantly. The avenues for abuse are enormous.

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@derekbradley Indeed. The two angles that have occurred to me in this are still fuzzy, but…

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thhamilton Huge if true pic.twitter.com/3ONjePepOb

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@derekbradley Ooh. I’ll have to think that one through. I’m not sure if it’d work that way or not.

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@derekbradley Yep, that’s the one. If the claims are true, this is potentially a Very Big Thing.

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scott_thewspot @stilgherrian It’s in our favour to have compromised SIMs though. It makes it cheaper for ASIO to spy on us so less taxpayer funds required

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RT @BernardKeane Moriatis says Triggs’s resignation and job offer wasn’t linked… “but one would follow from another” [Oh that’s glorious.]

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Today is the day that mainstream broadcast media is catching up with the SIM security debacle.

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RT @ssharwood: Press release sent in font of legible size. [I call shenanigans. Never happens.]

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@regulatoryman @balaklavabarry I suspect we are all taking this simultaneously more seriously and less seriously than it should be.

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@parisbcowan @LockheedMartin @australian @johnb78 @shenmaxiu Yeah, thank God the Washington-Moscow hotline isn’t a Twitter feed.

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Yeah look, @LockheedMartin, I’m pretty sure The @australian newspaper doesn’t have a navy. No matter how powerful Murdoch is. @parisbcowan

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RT @SnarkyPlatypus: Who HASN’T leaked against Tones in the last 2-3 weeks? [What, like Cronulla Sharks style?]

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SnarkyPlatypus So many leaks against Tones, but nobody with the courage to actually do anything about it.

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@PollHereford @cathywilcox1 I guess so. But am I one of the residents? Or one of those playing along? I can’t tell any more.

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@arcadiagt5 Ah yes, I think I have heard of this.

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MT @parisbcowan: “We have the cheapest stamp in the developed world” says @afahour. [And the envelope? What about the envelope?]

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RealNickHodge *ENHANCE*

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@cathywilcox1 Katoomba. A retirement kindergarten for the rainbow crystal dolphin brigade.

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@arcadiagt5 I suppose I should listen to this thing I have never heard of to answer the question. Or, I might just order laksa.

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In Katoomba Street, a young Japanese couple is busking, singing a joyful “Take me home, country road” in Japanese. Voices and guitar.

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@martindistasio @mearesy Surely you’re not proposing to let media people mingle with actual people? The health implications…

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I must say, I’m thoroughly enjoying this Adult Government.

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mearesy Detained | The media are corralled on a pen to observe Gillian Triggs appear before a Senate Committee pic.twitter.com/pJmQiyH1V4

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@expectproblems @metrocide Well obviously. However I’ve never before considered the tactical implications of eye-liner.

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katecrawford Advertising drones are tracking people in LA via IMSI. Then they offer… discount coupons. Can’t make this up. venturebeat.com/2015/02/23/dro…

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@expectproblems @metrocide Eye-liner. Awesome. I didn’t realise it was that sort of game.

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@michaelneale @candeira Agreed. There’d be plenty of amusement value in hitting the emergency alarm. $20 is a bargain.

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@jonoabroad I will explain in due course. It’s a bit too complicated to explain here.

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Don’t do the wrong thing. instagram.com/p/zdtUjaN5Kc/ This is like Rabbit Law, the crime of “up to no good”. Photo by @michaelneale.

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juhasaarinen Hmm. Making @stilgherrian aware of Fargo wasn’t the wisest move.

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@michaelneale @sluthy Excellent. I got it wrong, and will shortly sound like a joose on @amworldtodaypm.

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Tue plan, redraft: Shopping, Katoomba; catch up on urgent comms; @5at5daily; transcribe interviews; reflect upon my poor life choices.

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@juhasaarinen I have just invented a new cartoon character. Chirpy Chirpy the Wood Chipper, Friend of Democracy.

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normative We prefer to think of them as encryption “kitten doors.” You do like kittens, don’t you?

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MT @balaklavabarry: @stilgherrian Aren’t SIM cards like an envelope inside the phone? [I would say so, yes.]

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normative Just make P=NP by federal statute. RT @Gorman_Siobhan: NSA Dir Rogers backs a legal construct for getting around encryption.

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RT @chrisjrn: @stilgherrian phillip ruddock: it’s like a telephone telephone [I think it is, yes.]

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RT @Nicholas_James: @stilgherrian well, you see, it’s like a stamp…. [Well it is, right? SIM stands for Stamp in [the] Mobile.]

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Things I Would Like to See #35: Attorney-General Soapy the Ankle QC explaining how SIM cards work.

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Well Gemalto’s response so far is highly* reassuring. pastie.org/9974599#5,10 HT @smartbrain

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@smartbrain Oh well I am totally reassured now.

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@amworldtodaypm I forgot to mention to Sarah Gemalto’s denial of a problem. zdnet.com/article/gemalt… Wondering how they propose to prove that.

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@smartbrain I’ve read stories on Gemalto’s response, but not the source document yet. I wonder how they think they can tell.

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I’m assuming Gemalto is pronounced with a hard “G”.

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@kjmci Or very excited at the business they might pick up, because purchasers haven’t thought it through.

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@havyatt WE NEED MORE LAYERS. LAYER ALL THE THINGS. IS THIS BACKWARD-COMPATIBLE WITH MORSE CODE.

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Damn. When saying I was going too deep into mobile encryption technology, I should’ve said I was “going down a Ki-hole”. Sigh.

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Not causing an explosion. That smell of burnt hair is all in your mind. The Prime Minister has my complete support.

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RT @kjmci: IMSIs and ICCIDs are usually related, but to my knowledge the Ki is not. [This is my reading too, thank you.]

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The mobile communications protocol stack is like a stack of pancakes, where some pancakes are 40 years old. Weevils! Mould! Yum yum yum!

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@riskybusiness @Metlstorm Oh indeed. It all looked good… then. Just like DDT and asbestos.

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edbott I’m sure there’s a diamond in here somewhere. pic.twitter.com/rD4MmUELqd

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@riskybusiness @Metlstorm I’ve just started doing the same, and my tears flow into yours. It is a river of tears.

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riskybusiness Been digging into how cellphone call encryption works. Thought “no way is it that bad”. @Metlstorm confirms it’s that bad

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Perhaps all that Gemalto needs is a really strong cup of tea.

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@juhasaarinen Yes, that’s what I meant, sorry. I don’t really need to dig this deep for now, but I am of course curious.

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Thinking aloud, I guess that’s something only the SIM’s manufacturer would know. But ideally it’d be random. And the world IS ideal.

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Is a SIM’s Ki meant to be truly random, or is it associated with the IMSI in some way?

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Going too far down a SIM-IMSI-Ki rabbit hole.

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@PaulAnnett @AshKyd The screenshot thing was general, not re Twitter. I’ll drop you a note describing the scenario I had trouble with later.

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@alexkidman I think that’s the SIMple way of dealing with this situation, yes.

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@alexkidman I can neither confirm nor deny that that’s the kind of thing I would say.

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I have conducted a thorough investigation and I can reassure you that I do not have Gemalto’s master encryption keys.

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Tue plan, draft: Fix broken websites; quick catch-up of comms backlog shopping, Katoomba; transcribe interviews; @5at5daily; early night.

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Tuesday. There are two things you need to know about today. Tuesday.

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